Members of the Black Stars are to benefit a $25,000 each package (aside all other bonuses) from their head line sponsor GNPC for placing second at the 30th African Cup of Nations hosted by Equatorial Guinea.
The announcement was made by the his Excellency, President John Dramani Mahama at the Flag Staff House in Accra when the team led by the President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi went to greet the first man on the land and show him the awards they won at the continent’s biggest event.
He also acknowledged official Black Stars bank, Unibank who also donated $200,000 to the team.
With the exception of Tournament Fair Play winner, Kwesi Appiah who flew to his base in England, the executives and management members of the GFA were treated to a brunch with the President.
Mr. Mahama said the Black Stars have a bright future and urged them to win the cup next time and possibly win the next FIFA World Cup in 2018.
“The Black Stars have restored our confidence in the senior national football team, they improved from match to match and nobody can take away anything from the team’s performance,” Presidnet Mahama noted.
Captain Asamoah Gyan introduced his colleagues who took pictures with the President and his Vice Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur.
Other dignitaries who were present and enjoyed the presidential brunch were ministers of state and top officials of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The President of the GFA Kwesi Nyantekyi said the players were very disciplined during the tournament and hoped that they will win in 2017 with the Israeli football tactician Avram Grant.
The players were very happy and honoured to visit the Flag Staff House and have breakfast with him after placing runners-up at the AFCON 2015.